45th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 Noon to 5 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 on Tour Day
TEN STOPS including complimentary refreshments in adjacent townhouse gardens.
Opportunity to visit with architects Roberta and John Woelfling, whose rooftop solar array provides all the electricity the home requires.
Special Tour Day Discounts at neighborhood restaurants and merchants.
No children under 12 years of age, except infants in front packs only.
For more information: 718-284-6210
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.leffertsmanor.org
An 1898 Romanesque Revival style four story townhouse of Roman brick and sandstone trim is among the earliest townhouses in the PLG Historic District. The parlor floor displays the well-preserved original details of plaster moldings and intricate woodwork in the triple parlors. Both front and back windows are ornamented with stained glass. The large ground floor kitchen features a granite island and cherry cabinets. It opens through two sets of French doors to a terraced south-facing garden.
A 1909 three story limestone is part of a row of 16 comprising the most imposing neo-Renaissance style group in the PLG Historic Distric. All three gracious floors are filled with art by the homeowner’s Tribeca friends as well as local artists. There are ancestral portraits and heirloom furniture in the dining room. A new kitchen leads to a south-facing garden graced with sculptures, climbing plants, and roses.
A 1920’s brick duplex townhouse boasts a recent renovation that has created a light-filled open space featuring African masks and images from New Orleans Jazz Festivals. The master bedroom boasts an en suite bathroom detailed with travertine marble and a soaking tub. The ground floor was designed for music and entertaining, and includes two guest rooms and a full bath.
A 1909 neo-Renaissance two story limestone rowhouse features an open main floors furnished with a Stickley Arts & Crafts dining set. A collection of pottery and baskets and unique items reflecting Japanese ancestry, including a koto and a farmer’s raincoat, are displayed throughout the house. A row of azaleas lines the garden fence and a Japanese maple adds fall color.
A 1914 three story Neo-Tudor rowhouse renovated by architect owners has a clean, modern look yet at the same time is respectful to the original house. There is always a project going on at this house and Now it’s going green with a 21 module solar array.. Because of the staggered roof configuration, 18 of the modules are visible from the third floor office. This residence now produces as much electricity as it uses in a year!